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To the General Assembly of Ohio:

In compliance with section 3693 of the Revised Statutes, the State Board of Agriculture respectfully submits herewith its furty-sixth annual report.

April 2, 1891, section 341 of the Revised Statutes of Obio was amended to read as follows:

Sec. 341. That it shall be the duty of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture to furnish to the supervisor of public printing, all matters for the annual volume of the State Agricultural report, not later than March 15 of each year, and it shall be the duty of the commissioners of public printing to so arrange in letting contracts for public printing, folding, stitching and binding, that the agricultural reports of the State shall be completed and delivered to the Secretary of State by the first day of June, annually, and to be by him forwarded to the parties entitled to receive the same by the first day of July following."

Frequent inquiries by members of the General Assembly have been made for this report since July 1, 1892, and it is proper here to say that the first lot of copy was furnished the State printer as early as February 15, 1892, and at no time has the printer been without copy, until during the week of the State Fair, a call came for the index and this introduction. As the index can not be made until the following report is printed and furnished the Secretary of the Board, there has been a delay, as it was impossible to prepare an index in addition to the multifarious duties incident to the fair. Had the printing been done in accordance with the above section of the statute, there would have been no delay.

Twenty-four thousand copies of the Agricultural report are printed annually, of which nineteen thousand are distributed by the Secretary of State to members of the Legislature, exchanges and so on, and five thousand come to the State Board of Agriculture.

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